The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mile
The history of a people is found in its songs.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.
Sir Thomas Beecham
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
Your talking to someone who really understands rock music.
Music and dancing (the more the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debauchery among the less cultivated classes, that a taste for them, for their own sakes, can hardly be said to exist, and before they can be recommended as innocent or safe amusements, a very great change of ideas must take place.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself the more clearly will his character appear in spite of him.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
Music is the key to the female heart.
Johann G. Seume
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Aretha Franklin, [Queen of Soul] Motown singer, performer
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci
If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.
As any jazz musician knows, it takes flexibility and adaptability for improvisation to create beauty.
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer
Music isn't just learning notes and playing them, You learn notes to play to the music of your soul.
Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.